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Solicitor General files brief in climate change nuisance suit
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

On August 24, the Solicitor General of the United States filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asserting that a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize a claim of public nuisance caused by the GHG emissions of six electrical utilities should be vacated and remanded for further consideration

Senate introduces energy bill without cap-and-trade provisions; rejects proposal to restrict EPA regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

U.S. Senate Republicans have introduced a bill, the Practical Energy and Climate Plan, that would reduce U.S. GHG emissions through a variety of energy-efficiency initiatives, renewable fuel standards and loan guarantees for nuclear power plants, among other things

EPA revises greenhouse gas reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed amendments to its Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

Canadian and US officials continue Clean Energy Dialogue
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On September 16, 2009, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and his American counterpart, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, presented their first Report to Leaders on the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue

North American leaders agree to cooperate on climate change
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • September 11 2009

On August 10, 2009, at a North American summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada issued a joint declaration that committed their three countries to work together on climate change and clean energy issues